Category: Bluegrass Today Profiles

Having a Coffee with … Pete Wernick

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.   Joining me for coffee this morning is Peter Wernick, otherwise known as Dr […]


Patsy Stoneman Remembered 

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patsy Stoneman, described as “country music royalty” because of her long relationship with the iconic Stoneman family of talented musicians, died in her sleep on July 23, 2015, at the age of 90. She had been in failing health for about a year. Pattie Inez […]


Béla Fleck Making Time at Grey Fox

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to Write a Banjo Concerto. How to play Bach on the banjo. Paganini, Debussy, and Chopin too. How to come up with the tunes on Drive. How to serve up UFO Tofu, Sweet Pomegranates and Cheeseballs in Cowtown. How to dream up Bigfoot, Metric Lips and Deviation. How to bring the banjo home […]


Where in the world is Alecia Nugent?

| August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

We often receive notes from from readers about their favorite artists who seem to have dropped off the face of the earth. Of course they are still clinging to the crust of our rapidly moving sphere; they just aren’t so visible in the music industry as […]


Artist2Artist: Bobby Hicks – Are You Really Listening?

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

If it were magic, all of us fiddle players would be playing like bluegrass musician Bobby Hicks. But as he says… “fiddle playing is hard and it takes a long time to get good. You’ve got to listen… REALLY listen.” Today, I started really listening. […]


On This Day #43 – Gary Henderson

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the Day …. On July 17, 1944, bluegrass music DJ Gary Henderson was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. Henderson has been involved with radio all his working life. In fact Henderson decided at the age of 10 that getting into radio was his ambition. […]


Pickin’ A Part: Mojo on the Move in Telluride

| July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Stephen “Mojo” Mougin is a busy man. He has his hands in virtually every aspect of bluegrass music: playing, producing, recording and band coaching. And what hands they are. They certainly know their way around a guitar and, like a surgeon’s, they open up your […]


Sierra Hull returns to Smithville

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few hours before Sierra Hull was to perform on the world famous Grand Ole Opry she was standing on the stage at the 44th Annual Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival July 4. She was chosen as the second recipient of the Blue Blaze […]


Artist2Artist: Ira Gitlin – Two Wrongs Make An Awful Good Right

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

For those who don’t regularly attend bluegrass festivals, or listen to the classic bluegrass music on albums or on terrestrial, streaming and satellite music stations — the clash of musical voicing is what makes classic bluegrass music… bluegrass music. It’s that quirky “you know it […]


Pickin’ A Part: Bryan Sutton in Telluride

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bryan Sutton was born to play the guitar. When it came to a career, he never had a Plan B. Not needed. Clearly. Thursday was Bryan’s day at the 42nd Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He lit up the stage early evening as part of the legendary […]